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5900X air cooling

Hi! I have the following config:

- r5 5600x

- asus rog strix b550-f gaming wifi

- thermalright aro-m14o

- couple of 140mm Frontal Fans

- one 120mm top fan

- HyperX Fury 16 ГБ (8 ГБ x 2) DDR4 3600 МГц CL17 (HX436C17FB3K2/16)

- gigabyte 3060 ti gaming oc pro 3.0

- nvme samsung 970 pro ssd

I want to upgrade the cpu to 5900x, but I do not want to use water cooling, i would like to stay on air cooling. Also I want to get the silent PC in idle/lowload mode.

I'm planning to use the PC for:

- gaming

- virtual box

- coding/developing/compilling

Is my current cooler enough for 5900x if I will use lite PBO raise only, e.g. curve optimize, PPT/EDC limit, DOCP 3600MHz. E.g., limit PPT up the default 142W.

I prefer the low temperatures than the the higest frequencies, so, do not mind to limit maximum frequency up to 4.8 (pbo+0MHz) or even 4.6MHz. 

How much performance I will lose on air cooling relativly to water cooling using PBO like described above?

2 Replies

I would suggest asking on some OC forums owners threads (ocuk, are a couple to start).

AMD suggested AIO cooling for a reason, but an underclock/undervolt (much lower performance if your happy) could work.




Ryzen 5 5600x, B550 aorus pro ac, Hyper 212 black, 2 x 16gb F4-3600c16dgtzn kit, Aorus gen4 7000s 2tb, Nitro+RX6900XT, RM850, Win.10 Pro..


By the way, it is my mistake, I have posted the question in wrong thread.